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The Art of Food & live Art Auction

Thu 10 March, 2016, 7:00pm10:30pm


Date: Thu 10 March
Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Price: 8 – 500
Venue: The West Gallery

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To celebrate Quay Arts’ 40th Anniversary, we’re proud to present an art-inspired, six-course tasting menu from renowned Island chef, Robert Thompson, followed by a live Art Auction of modern and contemporary works, all kindly donated in aid of supporting the Quay Arts charity: The Steve Ross Foundation for the Arts. Charity No. 272007.

As Quay Arts is now entirely self-financed, ‘The Art of Food & live Art Auction’ charity event will help to raise much-needed funds to continue to support the amazing artistic talent that exists on the Island and to bring free, high quality exhibitions to our community.

The tasting menu will reference notable artists such as Jackson Pollock, with a fish course of grilled pollock, grilled parmesan polenta, cuttlefish ink, red pepper, saffron and basil purées, as well as a nod to contemporary artist Damien Hirst with a sumptuous suckling pig confit course, and rounding off with a selection of melting cheeses, referencing Salvador Dali’s infamous ‘melting clocks’.

The live auction will be kindly facilitated by Hose Rhodes Dickson. Artworks include recent prints, paintings, and pottery by contemporary, award-winning artists, such as Kurt Jackson, Lisa Traxler, Matthew Chambers and many more.

The event will take place in the dramatic setting of The West Gallery at Quay Arts, where artist Paul Woods has been creating a backdrop of thrones and architectural models from recycled wood.

So if you enjoy Art and Food, and want to support Quay Arts, come along to what promises to be a very special evening!

If you have any special dietary requirements, please mention when booking your ticket by calling Quay Arts Box Office on 01983 822490.

Price: £65 per person or £500 per table of 8 (table of 8 tickets need to be booked in person or by calling the Box Office on 01983 822490) .

Separate wine menu available for pre-orders soon.

With special thanks to Anthony Hathaway Picture Framing and all the artists for donating their work:

  • David Firmstone
  • Carinthia West
  • Kurt Jackson
  • Peter Wright
  • Rupert Besley
  • Martin Swan
  • Lisa Traxler
  • Bridget Macdonald
  • Richard Kidd
  • Sue Paraskeva
  • Neil Tregear
  • Matthew Chambers
  • Molly Attrill
  • Brian Marriott
  • Paul Woods

Please download the Art Auction Catalogue to see donated works and descriptions.

Please note, bids will be taken during the charity event on Thursday 10th March in The West Gallery. Payment will be required on the same evening. If you cannot attend the charity event, absentee bids can be accepted – deadline for absentee bids is Wednesday 9th March, 5pm. If you wish to place an absentee bid, please email details of the piece you wish to bid on to Georgia Newman, Visual Arts Project Manager: g.newman@quayarts.org

Thursday 10th March

Time: Doors open 7pm, seated 7.30pm. Auction starts 9.30pm

Price: £65 per person | £500 per table of 8.

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‘The Art of Food & live Art Auction’ charity event is kindly supported by Robert Thompson and Hose Rhodes Dickson.

Image: ‘Beans’, 2009. Etching, edition of 30. Kurt Jackson.

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